Newly established team member Bobby Yribarren was one of eight TNT competitors at the Arizona Holiday Fest that took place during the same weekend of the Tulare meet. Bobby became the high point winner at the meet for the Senior division and made five Grand Prix cuts while competing there. His 4:45.24 in the 500 yard freestyle event breaks the past team record of 4:49.69 that was set by Kohlton Norys at Sectionals in 2005.
Our other finalists at the meet included Nathan Oskam who swam to the bonus final in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events and Brianna Fleeman who finished 7th in the 1650 freestyle. Both Emily Lehrman and Emily Goodbar were first alternate in the 50 breaststroke and 100 backstroke events respectively.
Also competing at the meet were Bre Abell, Jake Goodbar, and Alexis Ledesma. The overall team improvement percentage among our Arizona team was 48%.